Welfare Law - AFDC Assistance - Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That State Welfare Commissioner May Consider a Child's Tort Recovery in Determining Eligibility for AFDC Benefits - Langs v. Harder, 35 No. 26 Conn. L.J. 7 - A.2d - (1973)
McCarten, Paul V.
INTRODUCTION|Courts are faced with an ever increasing volume of welfare related cases. A recent Connecticut supreme court case, Longs v. Harder, considered whether a child's personal injury recovery, held in guardianship for him under the direction and control of the probate court, was an "available resource" which could be considered in determining qualification for welfare benefits under Connecticut welfare regulations. In holding that a tort recovery was an available resource, and thereby upholding the welfare department's ruling denying the child future eligibility for AFDC assistance, the Connecticut court appears to have made a departure from well-established precedents...
7 Creighton L. Rev. 736 (1973-1974)
Creighton University School of Law